Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Susan Elizabeth Phillips brings us a hilarious tale with "First Star I See Tonight"

Piper Dove is a woman with a dream—to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham. The problem? Graham’s spotted her, and he’s not happy.
Which is why a great detective needs a first rate imagination. “The fact is . . . I’m your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just . . . mildly unhinged.”
Piper soon finds herself working for Graham himself, although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs. Instead, he’s hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his exclusive new nightclub. But Coop’s life might be in danger, and Piper’s determined to protect him, whether he wants it or not. (Hint: Not!) If only she weren’t also dealing with a bevy of Middle Eastern princesses, a Pakistani servant girl yearning for freedom, a teenager who just wants to fit in, and an elderly neighbor demanding that Piper find her very dead husband.
And then there’s Cooper Graham,, a legendary sports hero who always gets what he wants—even if what he wants just might be an intrepid detective hell bent on proving she’s as tough as he is.
From the bustling streets of Chicago to a windswept lighthouse on Lake Superior to the glistening waters of Biscayne Bay, two people who can’t stand to lose will test themselves and each other to discover what matters most.

I adore Ms Phillips! She has always put out great stories. Piper has always wanted to be a private detective. Her family owned one until her fathers death, where her stepmother made her purchase the business. But she is having a hard time getting her feet under her and this job is going to be the one to boost her. She is hired to investigate Cooper Graham, but ends up messing up the job when he catchers her following him. She refuses to tell him who hired her because of customer privacy. Cooper ends up hiring her to keep an eye on his employees at his night club, and is surprised when she informs him his friend and bartender is skimming him. Cooper can see her usefulness and keeps her on to keep an eye on the employees.
Piper realizes that Coop has more problems than he thinks and decides she is his best bet at a bodyguard. And bring on the chaos!

This was a fantastic book, full of laughs and love. 

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